caladium - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
October 24, 2009
brought my caladiums in for the winter. The leaves have started to drop and become lifeless; what could be the problem

Answer from NGA
October 24, 2009


It sounds like your caladiums are going into their normal dormancy period. They perform wonderfully well in the spring and summer months but in the fall they lose their leaves and take a rest. Allow the foliage to die back and then lift the tubers and store them in a cool place - or leave the tubers in the pot and store the pot in a cool place (above freezing) over the winter months. In March you can begin watering them and they will sprout. Grow them in a brightly lit area indoors and set them back outside when the weather warms in late April or early May. Enjoy!

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